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Award-winning orthopedic treatment with TRIA

Our board-certified orthopedic doctors are nationally recognized for leading the way in innovative orthopedic treatment.

Knowing matters. We use the latest research and technology to get you answers and work together to choose the treatment plan that’s best for you.

From the first appointment, we’re here to help get you better and back to what you love.

Whether an injury happens on the field, the ice or walking around the neighborhood, our goals are finding out what’s wrong and quickly getting you on the path to recovery. From broken bones to torn ligaments, joint pain and concussions – we’ll help you find answers and create a personalized treatment plan.

For over a decade, TRIA has been a leading provider of orthopedic treatment in the Twin Cities. We built Minnesota’s first walk-in orthopedic urgent care and developed innovative programs – like the TRIA Sport Concussion Program, which was the first of its kind for comprehensive concussion evaluation and treatment.

And with TRIA’s Hotel Recovery program, we can perform more surgeries at our state-of-the-art outpatient surgery centers as patients recover in the comforts of a nearby hotel. This significantly reduces patients’ out-of-pocket costs and helps replace a hospital stay with a comfortable, soothing hotel environment.

We continue to provide the highest standard of orthopedic treatment in the Twin Cities. From non-surgical treatment to minimally invasive procedures, TRIA combines orthopedic research, education and treatment all in one location.

Visit our locations in the metro area What we treat
  • Ankle and foot problems
  • Arthritis of any joints
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Back and neck pain
  • Broken bones, including complex fractures or dislocations
  • Hand and wrist issues
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Shoulder pain/rotator cuff problems
  • Torn ligaments
Experts in the full range of orthopedic care

Orthopedics is the area of medicine that treats your musculoskeletal system – the bones and muscles that work together to make your body move. Within orthopedics, many doctors specialize in certain areas, including sports medicine, orthopedic trauma and joint replacement.

Sports medicine

When you are injured during exercise or while participating in a sport, doctors who specialize in sports medicine can help you recover and get you back to the activities you love. Sports medicine doctors also give advice on nutrition, exercise, athletic performance and injury prevention.

TRIA is our comprehensive center for orthopedic and sports medicine treatment delivered by a team of nationally recognized specialists.

Joint replacement

We provide knee, hip, ankle, shoulder and other joint replacements using the latest in innovative, minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible.

  • Ankle replacement – Ankle replacement surgery can be an option if you have a condition like advanced ankle arthritis that causes severe pain and difficulty walking. During ankle surgery, our surgeons remove part of the ankle joint and replace it with an artificial implant. The metal and plastic implant is placed on the end of the shinbone (tibia) and on top of the ankle joint (tibiotalar joint). 
  • Hip replacement – Hip replacement surgery can be an option if you have severe hip pain that limits your ability to get around and other treatments like physical therapy, exercise and medicine have not worked. During hip replacement surgery, our surgeons replace the damaged joint with an artificial hip joint. Usually, a combination of metal and plastic materials is used to replace the socket of the pelvic bone. Sometimes, other materials, such as ceramic, are used. 
  • Knee replacement – Knee replacement surgery can be an option if you have severe knee pain that limits your activities, and your knee pain bothers you even while resting, day or night. During knee replacement surgery, the surgeon resurfaces the damaged joint with an artificial knee joint made of metal and plastic.
  • Shoulder replacement – Shoulder joint replacement is used to treat severe shoulder fractures, arthritis and even severe rotator cuff tears. In shoulder replacement surgery, our surgeons replace the end of the upper arm bone (humerus) and resurface the shoulder socket (glenoid).
Non-surgical treatment of neck and back pain

When back and neck pain limit your ability to do daily activities, our orthopedic doctors and physical therapists can help you improve your spinal fitness and reduce pain.

We work with you to diagnose the cause of back pain and develop a personal treatment plan based on your needs and goals. We offer a variety of services to help relieve neck and back pain, from chiropractic treatment to physical rehabilitation. Our goal is to help you heal without surgery, but your rehabilitation doctors, therapists and surgeons will always work together to help you decide on the best options for you.

Orthopedic trauma

When an accident causes broken bones, fractures near a joint or other serious injury to bones, muscles and tendons, our orthopedic trauma surgeons offer the highest level of care.

With specialty-trained surgeons and a Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, our Regions Hospital team is one of the largest orthopedic trauma groups in the country, capable of handling every injury in the body through highly focused orthopedic subspecialists.

How we diagnose orthopedic conditions

Our doctors use the latest research and technology to diagnose bone, joint or muscle conditions. Here’s how we diagnose common orthopedic conditions:

Physical exam – Our doctors will complete a physical exam to check for things like swollen joints, misalignment of bones and muscles that aren’t working properly. We’ll look at your physical range of motion, reflexes, strength and flexibility. This can be uncomfortable, but your provider will be as gentle as they can in order to obtain the most information possible while maximizing your comfort.

Diagnostic tests – Depending on the type of suspected injury or illness, your doctor may order diagnostic tests. Common ones include:

  • X-rays
  • CT or CAT scans
  • MRIs
  • Bone scans
Treatment options

You deserve orthopedic care that’s designed just for you. We use the latest in research and technology to recommend the best treatment plan. We’ll help you understand your options and work with you to achieve your health goals – whether that’s running your next marathon or running errands.

Orthopedic treatment plans can include:

Nonsurgical treatment options
  • Orthotics and bracing – Orthotic devices and braces guide and limit movement, provide support and help with swelling. They can make an injury less painful and give your body time to heal. They can also help treat temporary or permanent muscular and skeletal disorders.
  • Prosthetics – Prosthetic devices are used to provide limbs that may have been affected by accident, amputation or a birth defect. We use computer-aided design to help ensure your prosthetic limb fits well, works effectively and makes you feel more comfortable and confident.
  • Physical therapy – Physical therapy uses a personalized set of exercises to strengthen muscles and treat orthopedic injuries. It can also aid in relief of pain and inflammation.
  • Occupational therapy – Occupational therapy helps people perform activities required in daily life such as walking, eating and socializing. Occupational therapists help people regain skills after an injury.
  • Medication – Anti-inflammatory medications, both over-the-counter and prescription, can help treat inflammation of muscles and tendons. Steroid Injections and nerve blocks can also be used to help stop nerve pain.
  • Lifestyle changes – Lifestyle changes can also help to reduce or remove pain. Sometimes, a change in the way you exercise or sit can have a big impact on your health. And a change in diet can help reduce excess weight that puts pressure on joints. Ask us how we can help.
Orthopedic surgery

Our surgeons perform surgery on bones, joints, muscles and tendons throughout the body. You can turn to us for a full range of surgical options. Some of the most common surgeries we perform include:

  • Arthroscopy – Your surgeon may recommend arthroscopic repair of your shoulder, hip, knee or ankle injuries. This procedure uses a small camera about the width of a pencil to look inside your joint, identify your injury and perform even the most complex repairs. This minimally invasive technique can result in lower pain and quicker recovery. It can usually be done in an outpatient setting where you go home the same day.
  • Ligament reconstruction surgery – There are four major ligaments in your knee. To reconstruct one or more of them, surgeons remove the torn ligament and replace it with a portion of a tendon from another part of your body or from a donor. Ligaments can also be replaced and repaired in other parts of the body, though the knee is most common.
  • Joint replacement surgery During joint replacement surgery, an artificial joint made of metal, ceramic or plastic will replace the deteriorated joint.
  • Open reduction and internal fixation of fractures – Sometimes pins, plates and screws or rods may be used to restore your anatomy and allow earlier, more reliable return to function.
  • Soft tissue repair – These surgeries repair torn tendons and ligaments.
  • Deformity correction – Doctors can cut bones and move tendons to correct deformities. This allows the arm or leg to function more normally, often helping to relieve pain and restore motion.
Getting started Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Orthopedists diagnose and treat conditions of the musculoskeletal system (your bones, joints, muscles and nerves). There are many general orthopedists, but many specialize in specific parts of the body. Some orthopedic doctors perform surgery, while others focus on sports medicine, managing pain or treating trauma.

You can walk into orthopedic urgent care with no appointment needed. Orthopedic urgent care is best for immediate orthopedic or sports medicine needs such as a sports-related concussion or a strain, sprain, break or fracture that involves your bones, joints, ligaments or muscles.

We accept most health insurance plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, CIGNA, HealthPartners, Medica, Medicare, PreferredOne and many others.

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